Life and Food Porn.

Morning Edition: General Update.
July 22, 2010, 2:41 pm
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I have to say, these past couple of days have been pretty harsh on my morning “jump-out-of-bed-and-get-ready-to-tackle-the-day” routine. I feel that my phone is partially to blame, seeing as my iPhone has been acting up as of late. Little things like turning into “Brick Mode” when I try and call someone, not delivering text messages on time, as well as randomly shutting off my alarm has worn my patience incredibly thin. I’ve had enough of it, so I’ll be driving to the Apple store in Cleveland to get it checked out sometime soon. My co-workers have been having similar problems since the last Apple update, but I have a feeling that my phone is having a bit more of a rough time. (Considering that mine isn’t one of the new iPhones.) Still. The morning’s have been a little on the weak side, and I’m not such a fan of that.


One day, I'll get up, make pancakes, and promptly go back to sleep.

But while on the same subject of Apple products, I’ve had a hell of a time as of late getting my laptop up and running again. I need some kind of mobile device for working in the Instructional Technology department, so I thought I’d reformat my old MacBook Pro to take with me into work. I thought it would be as simple as just installing the operating system all over again and going from there. Apparently, I was wrong. My MacBook Pro has become so incredibly hot to touch while running, I could practically cook with the battery surface. (This, for the record, is NOT a good sign in the world of technology.) So, I’m going to also take this computer in to get looked at, but have come to terms with the fact that if it cannot be fixed, I should look into recycling it (and by recycling, I mean turning it back to Apple for they’re recycling program and picking up 300 odd dollars.) and picking up a refurbished new MacBook. (I know, I know. This whole bit is just a little nerd rant. I’m just a little frustrated, that’s all. ) But, I figure I’ll buy that refurbished model with time. I won’t be buying anything expensive anytime soon, the whole “trying to save money and work back my savings” thing keeps getting in the way.

As I am known to say, moving on!

In other news, I’ve been messing with some typography sites in hopes to spicing up the font on the blog, but we’ll see what happens. I have a feeling that there might be some substantial changes to the blog in coming weeks, mainly because I’d like to take it live on my own account. (Yay, my own domain name!) Only minor changes for now, in hopes of bigger changes down the road with designing my own website, eventually getting a book deal, then major motion picture, so on and so forth.

At work

Oh, you know. Just me at work.

We’re trying to develop some commercials to get the Instructional Technology’s policy and general mentality out on the student campus, and we’ve come up with a couple of ideas based on viral videos for things like Old Spice, ESPN Sportscenter, as well as the Mac Vs. PC commercials. Things have gotten a little busy in the office, mainly due to some coming changes in the department, but it seems that my resumé is going to be pretty damn polished and impressive after this next year. (Putting it lightly.) I can’t wait for students to be back on campus. I feel like I’m doing quite a bit of prep work, hopefully that’ll pay off.

One of my co-workers, Joe, was offered a job at Stanford University, and will be moving out to join the legion of brilliant technologists out in CA. While highly impressive to be invited to work for such a prestigious university, it is slightly intimidating to hear about how one hardened veteran of the College of Wooster circuit will be leaving some of his duties to me, the lowly intern. While he’s given me some pretty solid advice in regards to the workplace, I can’t help but think about how…

  1. My year just got hit by the “Gonna be real busy” stamp.
  2. My job is really intense.
  3. I still have no idea what to do with my life, but I still want to get out of Ohio.
  4. Will need to have #3 figured out at least by January. (Or have more of a firm plan as to what I’m doing. Who knows.)

Anyway, I’m sure this next year should prove to be interesting. If you know who Joe is in the office, give him your best. He’s a great guy, and I’m sure California will treat him well. I’m going to rouse up my spirits and take courage from the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

PS, the next food porn post will be yet another epic one. I have a feeling that burgers might be on the menu!


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Don’t you find it strange that you are getting fantastic job offers to stay in Ohio? Maybe you need to start thinking that you do not want to move to Portland or Seattle…

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